Rolls-Royce and Dolphin Energy Limited have finalised a Long Term Service Agreement (LTSA) to support six Trent-powered compressor sets for the Export Gas Pipeline from Qatar to United Arab Emirates.
This follows the original order for the Trent equipment announced in January this year.
The initial stage of the agreement is worth more than $40 million and covers a six-year term, with an option to renew for four additional six-year terms. In total, the agreement could last 30 years and be valued at over US$300 million.
Tom Curley, President of the Rolls-Royce energy business, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Dolphin Energy as one of our important LTSA customers. With this agreement we have entered into a partnership with Dolphin that is focused on maximising their profitability and unit availability. Our Long Term Service Agreements create partnerships designed to control the operator’s maintenance budgets and free them of risk and responsibility’.
The six Rolls-Royce mechanical drive industrial Trent Dry Low Emissions (DLE) compression packages will be at Ras Laffan, Qatar at the start of the 400-kilometre pipeline. They will provide front-end gas compression for the pipeline’s dry gas throughput.
Rolls-Royce will maintain the industry-leading degree of availability on the equipment by installing health monitoring systems on each of the units, giving operators access to technical support 24 hours a day.
The Dolphin project, one of the largest energy-related projects currently being undertaken in the Middle East, will produce and supply natural gas to the United Arab Emirates for at least the next 25 years.